Apply for Our Fall 2022 Cohort!

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The application process is required for Alternate Route DMT classes beginning in August 2022.* The application process takes approximately two weeks. Any questions? Reach out to us at embodiededucationinstitute@gmail.com.

*AR-DMT classes are still available for individual purchase, however, priority will be given to our committed, cohort students.

The Dance/Movement Therapy Alternate Route track (AR-DMT), seeks to inspire, develop and educate students in an age-old paradigm—the use of dance and movement as a tool for healing the body, mind, and spirit. The AR-DMT program is tailored to current and future therapists who seek to advance their practical knowledge of psychotherapy and the therapeutic relationship using the creative process involved in the art of dance. The AR-DMT offers a sequential curriculum, taught by expert faculty, fulfilling the requirements set forth by the American Dance Therapy Association. The student that successfully completes AR-DMT coursework in addition to a Master’s in counseling or related field, will obtain the body of knowledge necessary to apply to the Dance Movement Therapy Certification Board for the R-DMT credential.

Please view our student contract here.

Registration instructions are available at the bottom of the page.


Course Offerings

All classes except Experiential Anatomy/Kinesiology need faculty approval prior to enrollment. Prospective AR-DMT students are responsible for contacting individual course providers to ascertain additional admission requirements for all courses. Courses are $425/credit (28 total credits) with payment plans available. 

COURSE CURRICULUM

Summer 2022
  • Group Advisement June 26th 10-11am CST
  • Experiential Anatomy & Kinesiology May 13-15, 11-5 CST on-line
  • Methods of Group Psychotherapy-May 31-Aug. 23 Tuesdays 5:30-9:15pm CST in person

FIRST YEAR

FALL 2022:
  • Experiential Anatomy/Kinesiology - Online - August 26-28 / 11am-5pm CST
  • LMA I: Observation-on-line and in-person options Sept. 17 & 18/ 9-6pmCST
  • DMT: Intro & Invitation - Online beginning September 20th, Tuesday 11-2CST
  • Group Advisement - TBA online
Winter 2023:
  • Experiential Anatomy/Kinesiology - Online - TBA / 11am-5pm CST

SECOND YEAR

FALL 2023:
  • LMA III: Space, shape and application-on-line-dates TBA
  • DMT Group Dynamics-in person-dates TBA
  • Internship begins
WINTER 2024:
  • Experiential Anatomy/Kinesiology - Online - TBA / 11am-5pm CST
Year Round
  • Individual consultation 

FIRST YEAR

SPRING 2023:
  • Neuroscience of Embodied Presence-dates TBA
  • LMA II: Body & Effort-in person dates TBA
SUMMER 2023:
  • DMT I: The Chace Approach  - Hybrid - dates TBA
  • Human Development: Interpersonal neurobiology-in person- dates TBA
  • AR-DMT Spring Advisement Session - on-line-dates TBA

SECOND YEAR

SPRING 2024:
  • Authentic Movement 1:1 DMT-in person-dates TBA
  • DMT & Trauma-in person-dates TBA
  • DMT & Elderly-in person-dates TBA
SUMMER 2024:
  • DMT & Addiction
  • DMT & Eating Disorders
  • DMT & Children

Course Descriptions

AR-DMT Spring Group Consultation

Instructor: Laura Allen, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA

Online Course

June 26th 10-11am CST

Cost: $35

Group advisement is an hour long workshop offered every trimester for EEIC students interested in a general orientation to the alternate route process of dance/movement therapy certification, including all the requirements for the application process as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

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Dance/Movement Therapy: An Introduction and an Invitation

Instructor: Kim Rothwell, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA

Online Course - 10 Week Format

begins Sept. 20th, 2022; Tuesdays 11-2pm CST

Cost: $850

This course provides a survey of the field of dance/movement therapy (DMT), including an introduction to the early developers of the profession, the historical context within the United States that lead to the development of the profession and the ADTA, and contemporary applications of DMT in today’s global world. The approach to teaching is embodied, self-reflective, and relational, offering an invitation for students to learn in ways that embed both the theory and the practice of DMT into the present moment lived experience. Early DMT developers will be acknowledged, and explored in an experiential manner recognizing psychological and movement/dance backgrounds. The historical situatedness of the profession of dance/movement therapy will be examined, while acknowledging the broader global context in which the use of dance and movement has been used across generations and cultures. By exploring the contemporary applications of DMT in the fields of psychology, wellness, rehabilitation, education, and childhood development, this course highlights the unique healing processes of DMT, in relationship to other mind/body approaches and to the creative arts therapies. In the end, this course will equip students to develop a working definition of DMT for themselves within historical, cultural, and personal contexts.

2 credit hours / 30 classroom hours - Approved by the ADTA

For more information, email: embodiededucationinstitute@gmail.com

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Dance/Movement Therapy I: The Chace Approach

Instructor: Laura Allen, LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA

Hybrid Course* - Two Weekend Format

April 29 - May 1 and May 20 - 22 / Friday 6-9pm and Saturday/Sunday 9am-5pm CST

Cost: $850

This course provides an introduction to the historical and theoretical contributions of dance/movement therapy (DMT) founder, Marian Chace. Chace’s framework for DMT sessions, her four core concepts (body action, symbolism, therapeutic movement relationship, and group rhythmic action), and the historical/cultural/healthcare context from which her approach emerged will be addressed in depth. Students will examine the strengths-based nature of Chace’s approach paired with various psychological theories and consider its limitations as well. Through various experiential learning approaches, DMT facilitation skills will be introduced and applied.

*Hybrid: One week online and one weekend in-person

2 credit hours / 30 classroom hours - Approved by the ADTA

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Experiential Anatomy/Kinesiology

Instructor: Madeleine Reber, MFA, CLMA

Online Course

Summer: Aug.  26-28th/ 11am -5pm CST

Cost: $425

For movers, dancers, movement practitioners/artists, dance/movement therapists, teachers, and anyone who wants to deepen their embodiment and understanding of the amazing ways our bodies move. Engaging experiential and somatic modes of learning this course will cover basic human anatomy and kinesiology with an overview of bones, major muscle groups, and general workings of the musculoskeletal system. Students will begin to understand the complexities of the body through movement, reading, drawing, discussion, writing, video, and touch exercises. We will integrate what we learn from tuning into our individual sensed experience, observations of the world (and bodies) around us, and material information from the fields of anatomy and kinesiology. It is important to note that study of “the body,” our bodies, does not exist outside of the particular societies and cultures in which we live. Our work in this course acknowledges the impact and influence of culture on traditions of teaching anatomy, and the importance and relevance of our individual experiences of gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, ability, on lived embodied experience and body knowledge.

1 credit hour / 15 classroom hours

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Human Development: Interpersonal Neurobiology

Instructor: Kris Eric Larsen LCPC, BC-DMT, GLCMA

Online Course - 10 Week Format

Summer, 2023

Cost: $850

Dance/Movement Therapy has provided for us a pathway into the expressive nature of movement and its related emotional meaning. Moving the body engages the emotional system (the brain) as mind and body join together on an expressive, and often creative, journey of dance. As dance movement therapists, we have often looked at both the functional and expressive meaning of movement and yet, have we given enough attention to the subtleties found between emotional expression and the related micro-movements of the body/mind interrelationship.

This course introduces students to the intricate world of the brain and focuses upon the interrelationship between mind, body and relationships. Studies of brain development and the ways in which dance movement therapy can assist in repatterning insecure attachments and their subsequent encoded neuronal pathways is necessary in keeping the field up to date. The development of therapeutic interventions that consider developmental, biological and cultural contexts will be discussed as well.

2 credit hours / 30 classroom hours - Approved by the ADTA

For more information, email: embodiededucationinstitute@gmail.com

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Individual Consultation

Instructor: EEIC Faculty

Online - individually scheduled

Cost: $75

Individual consultation gives the AR-DMT student or the professional an opportunity to receive direct coaching from an experienced BC-DMT who can offer perspective, direction and concrete resources for educational and career development. These sessions can be set up directly with the faculty member.

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Laban Movement Analysis I: Observation

Instructor: Stacey Hurst, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA

In-Person and Online Options; one weekend format

Sept. 17 & 18th, 2022;  9-6pm CST

Cost: $425

Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) give dance/movement therapists a common language to study movement and its developmental aspects, informing our relationship to self, other, and the environment. LMA I contexts LMA and BF in history and within the field of dance/movement therapy. This course provides: a framework for how to structure and approach movement observation, an understanding of the cultural and therapeutic implications of Body Knowledge/Body Prejudice and a forum for the student to identify their own movement preferences and limitations. LMA I will also provide a general overview of the core principles of movement and of Rudolf Laban’s taxonomy of human movement. The course will be grounded through both didactic and movement experientials to support multiple learning preferences. LMA I will provide the foundation for all other LMA classes to follow.

1 credit hour / 15 classroom hours - Approved by the ADTA

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Laban Movement Analysis II: Body and Effort

Instructor: Stacey Hurst, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA

On-Line - 15 Week Format

Spring, 2023

Cost: $1275

This course will continue the process of providing knowledge and skill development regarding the use of the Laban Taxonomy of Movement Analysis in order to observe, document, describe, and assess human movement behavior through the lens of BODY and EFFORT categories (SPACE and SHAPE will be taught in LMA III). In addition, students will gain more information about Irmgard Bartenieff’s contributions to LMA and begin to create Laban/Bartenieff informed DMT warm-ups. Students will continue to explore how sociocultural content and psychological defenses manifest in body/movement and how sociocultural background and “protection” informs movement preferences. The written work and verbal discussions will be used, not only to gain knowledge and process experiences, but to practice communicating the material to other professionals outside of our field.

3 credit hours / 45 classroom hours - approved by the ADTA

Prerequisite: LMA I

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Laban Movement Analysis III: Shape and Space

Instructor: Stacey Hurst, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA

Online; two weekend format

Fall, 2023

Cost: $850

Course Description:

The DMT student who successfully completes this course will have a firm grasp of the principles of Laban Movement Analysis with a strong ability to understand the interrelationship of Body, Effort, Shape, and Space within the context of a DMT and counseling setting. This course will specifically focus on the Shape and Space aspects of the taxonomy and will weave principles of Body, Effort, Shape and Space into theoretical application. The student will also be able to create and apply Laban-based interventions within movement labs.  In addition, the student will be able to draw together knowledge of human development (functional, expressive and communicative) as it is objectively observed in order to apply contextually and culturally informed interventions within a session.

TBA - 2 credit hours / 30 classroom hours -Approved by the ADTA

Prerequisite: LMA 1 & LMA 2

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Methods of Group Psychotherapy

Instructor: Stacey Hurst, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA

in-person; 13 weeks

Tuesdays 6:00-9:45pm CST beginning May 31st, 2022

Cost: $1250

Course Description:

This course explores the clinical techniques of group process through Irving Yalom’s interpersonal approach to group psychotherapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings within the context of DMT.

3 credit hours / 45 classroom hours- Approved by the ADTA

One DMT theory course

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The Neuroscience of Embodied Presence: Moving within the Inter-subjective Realm

Instructor: Kris Eric Larsen LCPC, BC-DMT, GLCMA

In-Person

Spring, 2023

Cost: $850

Embedded within the intersubjective relationship is the opportunity for present moment experiences of self and other. As dance/movement therapists we are utilizing our bodies as intuitive processors within the therapeutic relationship and thus in need to be conscious of how we create presence in our own bodies for self-care and within the relationship for intervention and healing. Current discoveries in neuroscience and mindfulness find the field of psychology integrating the mind and the body in ways that are both new and creative. This course introduces students to in-roads for creating presence, mindful self-care, identification of personal creative process and critical inquiry of neuroscientific discussions that integrate and navigate the flow of mind and the flow of bodies in movement.

2 credit hours / 30 classroom hours - Approved by the ADTA

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To register, please visit the Class Registration page and add relevant courses to your cart. Select your trimester and payment option (pay in full or payment plan). Please note that your payment plan deposit is non-refundable*. If you have any questions regarding classes, payment plans, or other concerns, please reach out to embodiededucationinstitute@gmail.com.

If you pay in full upon checkout, please use the code "FULLPAY5" for 5% off your order. Due to high exchange fees, international students are not eligible for discounts.

Registration closes two weeks prior to class start date. If you are trying to enter a class within two weeks of the start date, please contact us at embodiededucationinstitute@gmail.com prior to purchasing to confirm your spot.

Payment Options: Zelle (Preferred), Venmo (Preferred - on mobile devices), Credit Cards, Paypal (International Students)

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The student contract is available here.

*If a class is cancelled by EEIC, your deposit will be refunded.